In Dec 2015, not prolonged after Apple TV launched, a device boasted 1,002 games, and gaming was by distant a heading difficulty in its App Store, according to Appfigures. Gaming on Apple TV has given grown by 170% to 2,704 games.
Still, that’s zero compared to a hundreds of thousands of games in a iOS App Store, and on Apple TV a gaming difficulty no longer leads. The Entertainment difficulty has jumped forward to 3,875 apps, flourishing by 830% over a past 20 months. And Apple TV’s Lifestyle category–whose apps embody Nest, Zillow, and a Ikea Catalog–is shutting in on gaming with 1,626 apps, for a expansion rate of 1,080% given Dec 2015. As of this writing, a highest-ranked gaming title in Apple TV’s Top Free apps territory is a road-crossing arcade game Crossy Road, during 28th place.
When developers do aim Apple TV, sales aren’t always a primary motivation. Matt Small, a CEO of mobile diversion studio Vector Unit, says formulating a TV ports helps a studio settle a clever attribute with a platforms’ gatekeepers. (Games like Riptide GP2 and Mousebot beget a bit some-more income per user on streaming boxes, he says, though altogether they don’t sell scarcely as good as their mobile counterparts.)
“Because it’s not too most work for us to pier onto a TV platforms, it’s partial of a ongoing good relationship, progressing a attribute with Apple, with Google, to assistance support their new platforms entrance out,” Small says.
Those ports also assistance supplement value to a iOS chronicle of a game, says Raw Fury’s Gordon Van Dyke. Someone who’s meditative of removing Kingdom: New Lands on an iPhone, for instance, competence be some-more prone to buy if they know it’ll also work on Apple TV.
“Whether they play it or not, we don’t know, though during slightest they do know that when they bought Kingdom, if they ever got an Apple TV, and they wanted to play it, they have that as an option,” Van Dyke says.